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How do I find out if my event date is available?
To inquire about availability, email us at

Can I just pop by to view the space?
We would love to show you around! We ask that you set an appointment in advance so that we can give you the full, undivided attention you deserve.

OK, I love it! I want to book, what now?
Great! We require a security deposit of $1,000 and a 50% non-refundable deposit of the rental fee in order to secure your date. The remainder will be due 30 days before your event.

Do you take credit cards?
Absolutely! Checks or money orders are preferred, but we accept credit card payments with an additional 3% processing fee.

Can I hold my date until I make a decision?
We will hold your date for 5 days from your initial consultation. After that window, the date will revert to a first-come, first-served basis.

What if I cancel after booking?
We understand that things come up and plans change. Please let us know as soon as possible. Your 50% rental deposit is non-refundable. We will refund the remainder of the rental fee and security deposit if you cancel within 21 days of your event. If you cancel within 7 days of your event, you will not get back the remainder of your rental fee, however, the security deposit will be returned to you.

Can I get a discount?
We do not offer discounts, but there are certain days of the week that have lower rates than others. We encourage you to review your budget and see if The Black and White is right for your event.

I see there are hourly minimums on Friday and Saturday. Tell me more?
If your event runs short of the minimum, you will still have to pay the minimum hourly rate. If your event runs longer than the minimum, each hour is additional.

Can I have tables and chairs delivered?
Tables and chair must be provided by a professional rental company. All rented furniture must be delivered the day of your event. The Black and White cannot hold your items outside of your allotted time slot.

Can I bring my own decor?
No, but we are happy to provide décor and floral for an additional fee.

Outdoor ceremony only... What if it rains?
You should plan on renting an outdoor tent for the backyard area in the event of inclement weather. We are happy to research rental fees so you can have that plan on standby, just in case.

Do you have a sound system for me to use?
We have a basic sound system inside the space for day to day use. Your DJ should bring a sound system and microphone for your use.

Do you have parking? (and what do you suggest?)
There are two dedicated parking spots for you behind our venue. You may also use our side driveway, which fits two more cars. Valet service is available in the Bishop Arts District within one block of the venue (not available on Mondays). We do not allow outside valet companies.

Can I bring my own alcohol? (and serve it myself?)
Our venue is BYOB, but you may not serve yourself. All alcohol must be served by a hired catering service professional bartender who is T.A.B.C. certified and is pre-approved by us at The Black and White.

Is security provided or is it extra?
A Security Officer is mandatory for all events with 50 or more people, or any event where alcohol is served for a fee of $300. Any additional security will be extra.

Can I bring my own photographer/ DJ?

Can I bring in my own food?
All food must be provided by a professional catering service approved by Black and White.